Demand leads to expansion for XYZ Machine Tools
XYZ Machine Tools has added an additional 25,000ft2 to its total floorspace to meet growing demand for its machine tool range
With a year-on-year increase in turnover at over 25 percent and a growing product portfolio, XYZ Machine Tools has also increased its overall floorspace by 25 percent. The addition of another 25,000 ft2 of space will enable additional machines to be prepared for delivery, with every machine undergoing 168 hours of testing prior to delivery, while maintaining XYZ’s commitment to on-time machine deliveries to customers.
The XYZ Machine Tool range now encompasses over 50 machine tools and their variants and, with customer demand for any one of those machines being up to 10 units per month, holding sufficient stock is vital. “We maintain a stock of over 350 machines at our Devon headquarters covering the full range of machines from an XYZ bandsaw through to the UMC-5X simultaneous 5-axis machining centre. With the increase in demand that we have seen in 2018 and a prediction for growth to continue into 2019, the additional of this new floorspace will help us to meet that demand,” says Nigel Atherton, managing director, XYZ Machine Tools.
Machine stock at XYZ Machine Tools is made up of a mix of machines in build and those under test in preparation for delivery, a process that involves extensive machine running and checks, such as the Renishaw Ballbar test to ensure that any machine shipped meets stringent quality and accuracy requirements laid down in XYZ’s procedures.
So, whether it is a ProtoTRAK mill or lathe or, a more complex CNC lathe or machining centre, customers can be confident that when it arrives on their premises it will be straight into production. Nigel Atherton adds: “We have developed a reputation for delivering on-time and to exacting standards of machine quality, the addition of this space will ensure this high standard of service and delivery capability is maintained.”